Here’s the thing you have to remember about the Emmys: As much as the TV people like to send out mixed messages (they love to reward buzzed-about series in their first seasons, but also love to reward the same series season after season), you cannot get an EGOT with the E. Otherwise, you’ve just gotten GOT. Which reminds me, Game Of Thrones, people. Game of Thrones.

But let’s focus on pure comedies, and not merely the amusing moments from GoT.

I mean, really. The Emmys nominated Betty White for Best Reality/Reality Competition Host for Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, an elderly prank show that NBC just canceled after two seasons. In that same category, Anthony Bourdain is nominated for ABC’s The Taste, a show that, in fact, has three other hosts/judges.

The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards have deemed fit to nominate the following in the comedy categories this year:

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, Arrested Development • Netflix • Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House Of Lies • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Crescendo Productions, Totally Commercial Films, Refugee Productions, Matthew Carnahan Circus Products

Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Laura Dern as Amy, Enlightened • HBO • Ripcord Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions, Jackson Group Entertainment, Lionsgate Television

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

*****

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment, Adam Driver as Adam Sackler

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video, Bill Hader as Various characters

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment, Tony Hale as Gary Walsh

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

Glee • FOX • Ryan Murphy Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions, Jackson Group Entertainment, Lionsgate Television, Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television, Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment, Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions, Jackson Group Entertainment, Lionsgate Television, Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video, Louis C.K., Host

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video, Justin Timberlake, Host

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television, Will Forte as Paul

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Enlightened • HBO • Ripcord Productions in association with HBO Entertainment, Molly Shannon as Eileen Foliente

Glee • FOX • Ryan Murphy Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, Dot-Marie Jones as Shannon Beiste

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc., Melissa Leo as Laurie

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video, Melissa McCarthy, Host

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video, Kristen Wiig, Host

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television, Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Episodes • Episode 209 • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions, David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik

Louie • Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1) • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc., Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon

The Office • Finale • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille, LLC in association with Universal Television, Greg Daniels

30 Rock • Hogcock! • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock

30 Rock • Last Lunch • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television, Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Girls • On All Fours • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO EntertainmentLena Dunham

Glee • Diva • FOX • Ryan Murphy Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox TelevisionParis Barclay

Louie • New Year’s Eve • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.Louis C.K.

Modern Family • Arrested • ABC • Picador Productions & Steve Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television, Gail Mancuso

30 Rock • Hogcock! / Last Lunch • NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television, Beth McCarthy-Miller

*****

Outstanding Variety Special

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A Stevens Company Production

 

Louis C.K.: Oh My God • HBO • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob • HBO • Brooksfilms in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One) • NBC • Broadway Video in association with Universal Television

 

12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief • Robin Hood Foundation in association with The Weinstein Company, Clear Channel Communications, Madison Square Garden, Dempsey Productions, Inc. and Diversified

Production Services

 

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

Opus Moreschi, Head Writer

Stephen Colbert, Writer

Tom Purcell, Writer

Rich Dahm, Writer

Barry Julien, Writer

Michael Brumm, Writer

Rob Dubbin, Writer

Jay Katsir, Writer

Frank Lesser, Writer

Glenn Eichler, Writer

Meredith Scardino, Writer

Max Werner, Writer

Eric Drysdale, Writer

Dan Guterman, Writer

Paul Dinello, Writer

Nate Charny, Writer

Bobby Mort, Writer

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Tim Carvell, Head Writer

Rory Albanese, Writer

Kevin Bleyer, Writer

Steve Bodow, Writer

Travon Free, Writer

Hallie Haglund, Writer

JR Havlan, Writer

Elliott Kalan, Writer

Dan McCoy, Writer

Jo Miller, Writer

John Oliver, Writer

Zhubin Parang, Writer

Daniel Radosh, Writer

Jason Ross, Writer

Lauren Sarver, Writer

Jon Stewart, Writer

 

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries.

Gary Greenberg, Writer

Molly McNearny, Writer

Tony Barbieri, Writer

Jonathan Bines, Writer

Sal Iacono, Writer

James Kimmel, Writer

Rick Rosner, Writer

Danny Ricker, Writer

Eric Immerman, Writer

Jeff Loveness, Writer

Josh Holloway, Writer

Bess Kalb, Writer

Joelle Boucai, Writer

Bryan Paulk, Writer

 

 

Portlandia • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC

Fred Armisen, Writer

Carrie Brownstein, Writer

Jonathan Krisel, Writer

Bill Oakley, Writer

 

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Adam Felber, Writer

Matt Gunn, Writer

Brian Jacobsmeyer, Writer

Jay Jaroch, Writer

Chris Kelly, Writer

Bill Maher, Writer

Billy Martin, Writer

Danny Vermont, Writer

Scott Carter, Writer

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

James Anderson, Writer

Alex Baze, Writer

Neil Casey, Writer

James Downey, Writer

Steve Higgins, Writer

Colin Jost, Writer

Zach Kanin, Writer

Chris Kelly, Writer

Joe Kelly, Writer

Erik Kenward, Writer

Rob Klein, Writer

Seth Meyers, Writer

Lorne Michaels, Writer

Mike O’Brien, Writer

Josh Patten, Writer

Marika Sawyer, Writer

Sarah Schneider, Writer

Pete Schultz, Writer

John Solomon, Writer

Kent Sublette, Writer

Bryan Tucker, Writer

Robert Smigel, Additional Sketch By

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Barry Adelman, Written by

Jon Macks, Special Material by

Dave Boone, Special Material by

Alex Baze, Special Material by

Robert Carlock, Special Material by

Seth Meyers, Special Material by

Mike Scully, Special Material by

 

Louis C.K.: Oh My God • HBO • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with HBO Entertainment

Louis C.K., Written by

 

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs • Comedy Central • Busboy Productions and Central Productions

Eric Slovin, Head Writer

Doug Abeles, Written by

Ethan T. Berlin, Written by

Luke Cunningham, Written by

RJ Fried, Written by

Dan Klein, Written by

Eric Ledgin, Written by

Doug Lieblich, Written by

Daniel Mirk, Written by

Craig Rowin, Written by

Robert Smigel, Written by

 

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One) • NBC • Broadway Video in association with Universal Television

Seth Meyers, Head Writer

Colin Jost, Head Writer

James Anderson, Written by

James Downey, Written by

Steve Higgins, Written by

Zach Kanin, Written by

Chris Kelly, Written by

Joe Kelly, Written by

Erik Kenward, Written by

Rob Klein, Written by

Lorne Michaels, Written by

John Mulaney, Written by

Mike O’Brien, Written by

Josh Patten, Written by

Sarah Schneider, Written by

Pete Schultz, Written by

Frank Sebastiano, Written by

John Solomon, Written by

Kent Sublette, Written by

Alex Baze, Written by

 

66th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Dave Boone, Written by

Paul Greenberg, Special Material by

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Episode 8131 • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

James Hoskinson, Directed by

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 17153 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Chuck O’Neil, Directed by

 

Jimmy Kimmel Live • Episode 13-1810 • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries

Andy Fisher, Directed by

 

Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3749 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Incorporated

Jerry Foley, Directed by

 

Portlandia • Alexandra • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC

Jonathan Krisel, Directed by

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake • NBC • SNL Studios in

association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Don Roy King, Directed by

*****

Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Between Two Ferns • FunnyOrDie.com • Funny or Die Productions

Mike Farah, Executive Producer

Scott Aukerman, Executive Producer

Zach Galifianakis, Executive Producer

BJ Porter, Executive Producer

Anna Wenger, Producer

Betsey Koch, Producer

 

Burning Love • Yahoo.com • Red Hour and Abominable Pictures in association with Paramount Insurge

Ben Stiller, Executive Producer

Mike Rosenstein, Executive Producer

Ken Marino, Executive Producer

Erica Oyama, Executive Producer

Jonathan Stern, Executive Producer

 

Childrens Hospital • Cartoon Network • Produced by Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0

Rob Corddry, Executive Producer

Jonathan Stern, Executive Producer

David Wain, Executive Producer

Nick Weidenfeld, Executive Producer

Keith Crofford, Executive Producer

Rich Rosenthal, Co-Executive Producer

 

The Daily Show Correspondents Explain • TheDailyShow.com • Comedy Central Digital Media

Steve Grimes, Executive Producer

Rachel Maceiras, Supervising Producer

Courtney Powell, Producer

 

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé • CBS • NFL Network

Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer

Steve Bornstein, Executive Producer

Mark Quenzel, Supervising Producer

Lawrence Randall, Producer

 

30 Rock: The Webisodes • NBC.com • NBC Entertainment Digital, Universal Television

Eric Gurian, Producer

Tina Fey, Producer

Clint Koltveit, Producer

Bill Sell, Producer

Nick Bernardone, Producer

 

Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee • Crackle.com • Columbus 81

Jerry Seinfeld, Producer

 

Jay Leno’s Garage • JayLenosGarage.com • JayLenosGarage.com, NBC Entertainment Digital

Jay Leno, Producer

Robert Angelo, Producer

Helga Pollock, Producer

Kico Velarde, Producer

Robert Hayes, Producer

David Swift, Producer

 

The Office: The Farewells • NBC.com • Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC in association with Universal Television, NBC Entertainment Digital

John Krasinski, Producer

Carole Angelo, Producer

Daniel Stessen, Producer

 

Remembering 9/11 • History.com • Kitty Guerrilla Films for History

Kathleen Williams, Executive Producer

Sean Kennedy, Producer

 

30 Rock: The Final Season • NBC.com • NBC Entertainment Digital, Universal Television

Carole Angelo, Producer

Eric Gurian, Producer

Bill Sell, Producer

Nick Bernardone, Producer

Clint Koltveit, Producer

Tina Fey, Producer

 

Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen • BravoTV.com • Bravo Media, Magical Elves

David Serwatka, Produced By

Ashley Kaplan, Produced By

Jane Lipsitz, Produced By

Dan Cutforth, Produced By

Aimee Viles, Produced By

Lisa Hsia, Produced By

Outstanding Interactive Program

Bravo’s Top Chef Interactive Experience • BravoTV.com • Bravo Media, Magical Elves

Bravo Media

Magical Elves

 

Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience • HBO.com • HBO Digital Products

HBO

HBO.com

HBO Digital Products

 

The Homeland SHO Sync Experience • SHO.com • Showtime Networks, Inc.

production

Showtime Networks Inc.

 

Killing Lincoln • NatGeoTV.com • Scott Free in association with Herzog & Company for National Geographic Digital

Matthew Zymet, Director, Digital Media

Alison Walsh, Senior Producer, Digital Media

Dustin Johnson, Creative Media Integration

Kim Miller, Senior Designer

Nicole Bernard, Creative Director

 

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs •

ComedyCentral.com • Comedy Central Digital Media production

Robert Smigel, Executive Producer

Steve Grimes, Executive Producer

Shaw Bowman, Supervising Producer

Akash Goyal, Senior Producer

Mike Henneberger, Producer

 

The Team Coco Sync Multi-Screen Experience • TeamCoco.com • Team Coco Digital production

John Wooden, Executive Producer

Jeff Ross, Executive Producer

Aaron Bleyaert, Senior Producer

Tim Campbell, Director of Product Development

Conan O’Brien, Host/Producer

 

The Walking Dead Story Sync • AMCTV.com • AMCTV.com production

AMCTV.com

 ****
ANIMATION

Outstanding Animated Program

Bob’s Burgers • O.T.: The Outside Toilet • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television

 

Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness: Enter The Dragon • Nickelodeon • DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon Productions

 

Regular Show: The Christmas Special • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

 

The Simpsons • Treehouse Of Horror XXIII • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

 

South Park • Raising The Bar • Comedy Central • Central Productions

 

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

Adventure Time • Simon & Marcy • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

 

Clarence • CartoonNetwork.com • Cartoon Network Studios

 

Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe • Disney.com • Disney Television Animation

 

Regular Show • A Bunch Of Full Grown Geese • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

 

Robot Chicken • Robot Chicken’s ATM Christmas Special • Cartoon Network • A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Production in association with Stoopid Monkey and Williams Street

 

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

An Apology To Elephants • HBO • HBO Family

Lily Tomlin as Narrator

 

Family Guy • Brian’s Play • FOX • Fox Television Animation

Seth MacFarlane as Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Peter Griffin

 

Family Guy • Lois Comes Out Of Her Shell • FOX • Fox Television Animation

Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Tricia Takanawa

 

The Looney Tunes Show • We’re In Big Truffle • Cartoon Network • Warner Bros. Animation

Bob Bergen as Porky Pig

 

Robot Chicken • Hurtled From A Helicopter Into A Speeding Train • Cartoon Network • A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios production in association with Stoopid Monkey and Williams Street

Sam Elliott as Narrator

 

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special • Cartoon Network • A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios production in association with Stoopid Monkey and Williams Street

Seth Green as Aquaman, Batman, Nerd, Abin Sur, Martian Manhunter, Robin, Green Arrow